What can be done about ball of foot pain?

3 reasons. Three things come to mind-neuroma, plantar plate problem, capsulitis. See a podiatrist.
Thorough Examination. You need to see your podiatrist for a thorough foot and ankle examination, xrays and reccs...
Many things. This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

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Have metatarsalgia and got in a habit of walking in a way to lessen pressure on ball of foot. Now pain in foot elsewhere. Is this to be expected?

Compensation.... You have just described the phenomena known as compensatory pain of referred pain. This is a classic and sometimes confusing element in the treatment of longer termed injuries. All effort must be made to stop the compensation or face the possibility of developing related secondary or compensatory injuries. Read more...

I have foot pain and saw this article on metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia. Or pain under metarsal heads can be the result of inadequate support or cushion as well as repeaqted microtrauma. Try more supportive shoes and inserts, temporary rest may help. If problem persists, see podiatrist. Read more...
Many possibilities. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, tight shoes), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). Read more...

Could you recommend a shoe for ball-of-foot pain?

MBT. Or similar style shoe will remove pressure from the front of the foot. Read more...
Ball . How about if you see your podiatrist and determine the cause of your pain and not assume a shoe will fix your pain ? Read more...

Very sore point centre of ball of foot. Pain now rising up leg. Going on 2wks - what can I do?

Ball of foot pain. Could be a neuroma or painful capsulitis. The pain in your leg is most likely because you are walking differently to compensate for the pain. See a podiatrist for a thorough examination, diagnosis, and treatment options. Over the counter shoe inserts may help with the pain (spenco, superfeet, or power step are the brands i like). Read more...
Possiblilities... While i agree with the previous answer, i would also like to point out that you may have a stress fracture. This two could cause pain around your metatarsal arch, and cause an abnormal gait pattern to compensate for the pain. I would start with rest & ice. Try a change of shoes/ shoe inserts, and see a physician if things don't calm down soon. You may need an x-ray or MRI in the long run. Read more...

What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes? Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?

Many things. Ranging from injury, inadequate biomechanical suppport to infection or inflammatory condition. If this persists, see podiatrist. Read more...
Many possibilities. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). Read more...

Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. Weight bearing hurts?

Morton's neuroma. It is a thickening of the tissues around the nerve in the foot. Typically causes pain in the ball of the foot. Avoidance of high-heeled shoes may help. Have your foot evaluated by a physician for pain that has persisted for a few days - a few months in your case. Read more...